Mysterious bee creature

  Mysterious, hovering, bee-like creature.  We found several of them holding still in formations in scattered patches of sunlight.  They were striped like bees, and not wasp-ish (well, I didn’t ask them about their politics or religion), but a passerby suggested that bees don’t hover, flies do.  So they may have been faux-bees!

Tharp Log

  Tharp Log near Crescent Meadow, Sequoia National Park. The very large sign at the site clearly stated the name sans apostrophe or "s."  Yes, I know.  It's so unnatural!